06 September 2010

water

I told Nate that where ever we move to, we have to live near water. I didn't mean that we had to live ON water, or a lake, or river, or stream, just be close enough by that I can go visit and enjoy the calm and serenity of water. I grew up down the street from a park that had part of the Cuyahoga River run through it. It is so beautiful and peaceful there. As a kid, we used to run through the river in our bare feet. We had to watch out for slippery rocks, but as kids we were invincible, right? The water was always cold, and so very clear. I never saw any fish, but we had fun trying to stop the river flow over bigger rocks. 
Cuyahoga River

Being in Florida, we get lots of rain. Today it rained off and on for most of the afternoon. I like to sit on the front porch and just watch the rain. I don't like the lightning so much, but the rain is fun. I went out and put in 3 plants while it was just sprinkling. Scotty tried to help; he dug some of the hole for one of the plants. When it starts to rain too much, he goes in. The hard rain drops hit his eyes and he just ends up blinking all the time. 

Rain is very cleansing, in a figurative and spiritual sense. The rain water washes away dirt, dust, grime; and has been used throughout millenia for baptisms and cleansing ceremonies. Seeing as I am off to a new start in life,  water is quite appropriate. Have 8 glasses a day to maintain good health. (just a tip).

Happy Labor Day

Take a break everyone! enjoy the day off! here is to all who labor, sweat, toil, and stress for a living. Congratulations on an extra day off. Do whatever you like today, enjoy the day. Because tomorrow will be here too soon. 
My beloved was working in the garden putting this cover over the plants. The bugs have been brutal this year, and the one container that already has this on it has been very successful. I told him to stop for today and take a break. It's too damn hot too. It's supposed to feel like 100 today. A great day to stay inside.